SOVA is about half the thickness of a typical night guard. You can talk easily and even drink with it in. It’s non-compressible perforated surface pulls double duty by absorbing the force of grinding and clenching and directing it away from teeth. It also allows for better airflow. Rounded edges feel good against gums and because you mold the guard yourself at home—no trip to the dentist needed—it’s a more accessible way to ease discomfort and hopefully sleep better.
The idea of creating a streamlined night guard came to Maker (and otolaryngology surgeon) Jan Akervall when he wanted to help protect the teeth of his patients during surgery. He and his wife Sassa soon realized the protection he envisioned was also the perfect fit for folks who grind their teeth at night.